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repossessions were up 7% nationwide. compared to last year, foreclosure activity has dropped by 31%. analysts point out one in 563 american home owners had a foreclosure filing in october. >> mayhem is raining on asian markets this morning. all of the region's major exchanges are trading sharply lower. seoul's market down 4%. worse in hong kong. all that selling is being blamed on the ongoing political and economic uncertainty in italy and greece. all that uncertainty led to wall street's nose-dive yesterday. the dow down 400 points. the worst trading day in more than a month. do not look at your 401(k) statements today. eastern turkey, a strong earthquake led to the collapse of a hotel and two dozen other buildings. at least seven people were killed in the magnitude 5.7 quake. rescuers have been able to pull more than 20 people alive from the rubble. most of the buildings toppled over were empty. they were damaged in last
month's powerful quake. a pair of formerly conjoined twins starting to get used to separate lives after complex surgery at a hospital in virginia. the 19-month-old twins, maria and theresa were born in the dominican republic, separated in a 20-hour surgery that ended yesterday morning in richmond. the lead surgeon says his team had to separate several organs. >> fortunately we were able to find a way to safely separate them and reconstruct them. >> the girls will remain in the hospital for a few weeks. doctors say best case scenario is they could be home just in time for christmas. >> let's hope. >> expect to pay a little more for a fresh christmas tree this year because of uncle sam. a 15 cent federal tax is imposed on freshly cut trees. that money will help support an association of christmas tree growers to help cover marketing expenses. the growers sell 17 million a
year. artificial tree sales outnumber that, the growers have asked for a financial boost. >> do you do fake tree or real tree thing? >> i do the real tree thing. i like to smell the pine. >> pine needles on the floor. >> okay. i get the fake tree and bend the middle. >> no, no. don't do that. >> i know. i am sorry. i will be better this year. a look now at the with this thursday morning. cold in the midwest. snowshowers in michigan. rain from detroit to cleveland. showers, not a washout from the carolinas into new york and new england. >> 60s, new york, boston. 57, atlanta. 65, dallas. 39, minneapolis. 45, detroit. upper 40s, kansas city. seattle, 54. boise, 48. salt lake city up to 50. >> yes, indeed. no kidding i will not be joining these folks anytime soovenn. first skiers, snow boarders, at california's big bear ski area on the first day of the season.
>> the slopes were able to open yesterday after a half a foot of snow last week and two feet of man made snow laid down. >> they are expecting more of the natural stuff there next week which of course is very good for business. one retailer said white on the mountain means green in the cash register. i take the opposite route. catching a flight down south to new orleans to get as far away from the snow and cold as i can get. >> it is great, though, white stuff remind you of the hol dates. >> beautiful from the lodge having a cocktail. >> i agree. after you ski. then you have a little hot toddy. >> bottoms up. we'll be back with more "world news now" after this. ♪ move along like i know you do ♪ we know a place where tossing and turning
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♪ so you believe me now ♪ yeah >> well many country artists sing about hard times. not many know hard times like singer jimmy wayne. >> for sure. i sat down with jimmy and talked about his tough path in life, the way he grew up, a path that led him to having top ten songs on country charts and led him to write a touching book "paper angels." ♪ i do ♪ baby i will be there too >> reporter: from the screaming crowds in sold out arenas. to the flashing lights of the red carpet. jimmy wayne is leading the life of country royalty. you would never know he was once
homeless and hungry and alone. >> as a foster kid i went into the foster care system when i was 7 years old. i was in and out throughout my childhood. just moved around quite a bit. was in 12 schools in two years. talk about living on the street. i talk about being raised on welfare cheese and food stamps. i talk about all that stuff. >> reporter: he is talking about in a novel called "paper angels" loosely based on jimmy's childhood. >> salvation army has a tree in a mall, has paper angels hanging from it. people can go up and pull an angel off the tree and sponsor a kid. my sister and i were recipients of that program when we were children. >> reporter: jimmy says he survived off the kindness of strangers during the holidays. this year nearly half a million consider will walk in in foster care on christmas morning, while half will be reunited half will not. 30,000 foster consider will age out of the system left with no
help and no family. that's what happened to jimmy until a couple who hired him to mow their lawn opened up their home and their hearts. >> they took a kid in with long hair and tattoos. i was living outside on the street. they gave me a home. and i stayed there six years in their home. i want to college. and i mean -- the only thing i had to do was cut my hair and go to church. it's just like i followed those simple rules. look where i am out. just the family took a chance on me. >> reporter: jimmy hopes his book inspires you to take a chance on another child. >> it's really hard to look at them and say things are going to be okay because in my mind i know that is probably not the truth because if someone does not intervene in their life, it's not going to be okay. it's not the kids that i would want to talk to. it's the adults. >> reporter: a mess annage he t to the streets walking across the country for his awareness campaign called meet me halfway. >> i made it. july 31, 2010.
>> reporter: jimmy says because he made it he dedicated his life to helping other kids make it too. >> i have been given this gift to be able to stand on stage, madison square garden or wherever and sing. being able to be that role model for those kids out there going through -- what i went through. and i am doing all i can in my career to bring some awareness to it. when i go into my house, some times i literally stand in the foyer, and just look around. and i can't believe it. i mean, because there was a time i was living outside. and i mean, i didn't have a -- i didn't have a roof, i didn't have a wall. i didn't have anywhere to put my picture. you know, i didn't have a washing machine. things we take for granted. ♪ paper angels ♪ you're in my thoughts and prayers ♪ >> it made me determined. it made me want to give back. i know what it is look to be in the system. i know what it is like growing
up like that. i hope when people read this book, paper angels, i hope that first of all they will be inspired to give. regardless of their own situation, is to give. especially to help out a kid out there who needs their help. make that kid's christmas. >> such a great life story, life lessons there. humble guy. nice guy. >> he wears his heart on his sleeve. you can see that. >> incredibly talented. 30,000 foster kids aging out of the system. you wouldn't believe the numbers, how many are incarcerated how many never go back tole scho lschool. heartbreaking. take something out of the story, help some kids out for the hol dates. >> we'll be back with more.
>> welcome back, everybody. we are back with country star, jimmy wayne, singing his hit song, paper angels which inspired his new book. everybody, here again, jimmy wayne. ♪ ♪ after every day every thanksgiving sales the malls ain't just complete ♪ ♪ add a bunch of decorations and a paper angel tree ♪ ♪ there's artificial smiles on artificial tree lips ♪ ♪ saying what she would look to have and what to buy for him ♪ ♪ i hope maggie likes her new winter clothes and her baby doll ♪
♪ maybe tom and a smile in his new nike shoes when he shoots that basketball ♪ ♪ i can't help but wish it i could do more ♪ ♪ but not just while i'm shopping in the department store ♪ ♪ paper angels ♪ you're in my thoughts and prayers ♪ ♪ no matter where you are right now remember god is right there ♪ ♪ he's asking all of us to help take care of his paper angels ♪ ♪ everywhere ♪ oh yeah ♪ going through the mail almost every afternoon i see a mom and
dad's worst dream ♪ ♪ they're on the back of an ad get my carpet cleaned ♪ ♪ a child's name a picture and the words have you seen me ♪ ♪ oh paper angels you're in my thoughts and prayers ♪ ♪ no matter where you are right now remember god's right there ♪ ♪ he's asking all of us to help take care of his paper angels everywhere ♪ ♪ his documented bruises fill a folder in a file ♪ ♪ she's a second grade
self-portrait drawn without a smile ♪ ♪ and every town is littered with this kind of debris ♪ ♪ oh yeah ♪ we've got to stop this madness it's up to you and me ♪ ♪ paper angels you're in my thoughts and prayers ♪ ♪ no matter where you are right now remember god's right there ♪ ♪ he's asking all of us help take care ♪ ♪ of his paper angels everywhere ♪ ♪ oh ♪ oh paper angels everywhere ♪
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welcome back, everybody. time for your morning papers here. of course the big new york city comedy festival has kicked off in the big an. the first night of the event, really something more special or serious. because it is stand up for heroes. a benefit that raises money for wounded soldiers coming back home after serving overseas. actually partly the brain child of bob woodruff here at abc, great reporter, badly injured during his coverage of the war. and they started here last night. big names took part, really, really cool, ricky gervais, jon stewart, bruce springsteen. want to wish them luck. so far in the years they have been duoing it, raised $10 million for wounded soldiers. keep that group in mind as we
get near the holidays. c coming hope to a different life. shout out to bob and everyone that helped out last night. >> wonderful. >> yeah. >> i got something out of the "toronto star. " >> what's going on? >> a new study reveals you can actually catch other people's stress. you know you are around the co-workers that like to whine a lot. rob. like, you know, like to whine a lot. apparently, it's as contagious as a cold. listening to people taking on their stress and you catch it. >> really, stress is catchable. >> yes, something to think about before you start commiserating with people. >> having a bad day, you shouldn't, won't believe what happened today. because i am projecting. >> say i'm sorry. exit. >> get out. oh, man. >> you can catch it. >> code, fld, flu. >> stress. >> who need more stress? >> i'm calling out sick tomorrow. this is interesting.
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this morning on "world news now" -- breaking news. students take to the streets in anger after penn state's football coach was fired. >> joe paterno was forced out. taking the fall after a sex abuse scandal involving an assistant coach. it is thursday, november 10th. some incredible developments. good morning, i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. the anger has spilled on to the streets of state college, pennsylvania, this morning. there has been a number of arrests since administrators met late last night to call for paterno's exit. his coaching days are over.u. >> unbelievable here. 45-year career, now done, very quickly, and, very clear penn state now is looking to clean house. joe let go.
the university president let go. a messy time at penn state. both supporters and critics in the streets over the decision. unbelievable. >> our other big story this morning, last night's republican presidential debate. while herman cain responded to the harassment allegations, the big moment of the night involved texas governor rick perry and his comments about eliminating federal departments. rick had a total brain freeze on stage. some saying it was so bad maybe this could derailil his campaign >> not a good showing for him. no. >> cringe worthy to say the least. we'll get to that. >> later this hour, big winners and losers at country music awards last night. our music industry insider joins us live with his take. >> of course on this thursday we begin with breaking news out of penn state. legendary coach joe paterno officially fired. the university president who earns about $800,000 a year, been president for 16 years, has been let go. >> now angry students have taken to the streets to protest the
move. abc's dan harris is live at state college with the latest. dan. >> reporter: good morning to both of you. it has been a chaotic night. started with the press conference where naythey abrupt for us covering it, abruptly fired joe paterno at the press conference, board of trustees. there was a gasp in the room when they said they were letting hip go. within minutes things started to get crazy on the streets here in state college, pennsylvania. the streets were filled with thousands and thousands of students and there were moments where things got quite tense. they turned over a satellite truck from a local news team. and were stomping on it. letting gas out of it. smashing the windows. police were -- were tear gassing people in the crowd. tear gassed quite a bit. i haven't heard a lot of reports of many injuries or serious damage. there was a lot of rowdiness, a lot of anger, and not quite sure how good this will look for penn
state university. had a lot of interesting conversations with the students here about, what kind of image they were projecting given at the heart of this case there are eight alleged child vicvictims. among the crowd we found anger about joe paterno's firing but no shortage of shame. >> are you getting a sense too, there is obviously anger there, are these college kids looking for lack of a better phrase, something to do? are they actually genuinely outraged? >> i think there is a good solid mix of the things, rob. you know, it's -- it's in part the age. as we have all been this age and there is a tendencyxd to be rambunctious and exuberant and to be looking for a little bit of trouble. but i think you can't underestimate how, how much people here love joe paterno. the man was here for more than four decades as head coach.
basically turned, essentially, nonexistent college football program into a national brand. he became the winningest coach in division i history. a statue erected to him on the campus. rare to see a monument to somebody still alive. the kind of reverence you will find for this gentleman here. a real mix. >> dan is any one supportive of the university's decision to let paterno go? >> you know, interestingly, there are -- there were a couple of kids who came up to me throughout the course of the night and said they did support the decision. do you want to go on camera and talk about that? absolutely not. i don't want to get beat up. i think there are pockets of anger at joe paterno. and you have to bear in mind, in college campus of tens of thousand of students, the percentage, representation on the street tonight is not -- doesn't represent the whole. what we saw tonight were the angry students. doesn't represent the kids in
their dorm room feeling like the right decision was made. >> briefly before we let you go do you get a sense things are beginning to die down or will it progress throughout the night? >> definitely dying down. an hour ago, it was -- truly dangerous. and very, very tense. now, the police have moved in in riot gear. they have basically subdued the main artery through the town where most of the, i would call it near-rioting was going on. and, so i think the trend line is in the right direction. t dan harris reporting live from state college. see your reports later today also on "good morning america." stay safe, dan. thank you for the report. we also turn now to our other, excuse me, big story thursday morning. an embarrassing debate performance by texas governor rick perry. some are predicting the cringe worthy moment was so bad it could really derail the perry campaign. >> before perry's comment, the
candidates presented a united front on most issues. abc's karen travers has the latest. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob, sunny. a good night for mitt romney and herman cain. the sexual harassment allegations against cain did come up at the debate, but the republican audience made it clear they felt it had no place when the focus was on the economy. it wasn't the first question asked at the cnbc presidential debate but was the most contentious. you have been the ceo? >> yes. >> why should the american people hire a president if they feel there are character issues? >> the american people deserve better than someone being tried in the court of public opinion based on unfounded accusations. that's what -- romney is neck in neck with cain
at the top of the polls? >> would you keep him on if you bought his company? >> romney didn't take the bait. >> herman cain is the person to respond to these questions. he just did. the people in this room and across the country can make their own assessment. >> reporter: there was very little engagement between the candidates. a good thing for the front-runners. rick perry has struggled in the debates and he may have had his worst moment yet. >> the third agency of government i would, i would do away with education, the -- commerce. commerce. and let's see -- i can't. the third one i can't. sorry. oops. >> later perry said it was the energy department that he was trying to think of. but it might have been into late to save his debate performance. and his flailing campaign. rob, sunny. >> and you would think at this point it would be getting better. he has been prepped. and so i think this is a real problem for him.
because we know, if let's say he is, nominated. he would have to debate, president obama who we all know is just a terrific debater. >> it is very interesting to hear how what would happen. cumulative effect of bad performances by perry. we will keep an eye on that. let's take a look at your weather. wet day along the east coast the sthou showers. rain, detroit to cleveland. cold blast in the northwest. and the upper peninsula of michigan. >> 42 in chicago. 46 in omaha. 62 in new york. 57 in atlanta. warm 80 in miami. mostly 50s in the pacific northwest. phoenix gets up to 75. sacramento, 63. >> i like that song. this is in no way to stereotype our friend down south. i love the south. but it is fair to say that two popular parts of life in those parts are the church and country
music. >> well you know, interestingly enough they put them together at a bar in knoxville, tennessee. had a crowd of 600 people. mind you only soda being served during the service. >> that's no fun. an organizer called it a way to reach out to those who may have fallen away from the church. this was so successful they are planning the next service at cotton-eyed joes for first monday in december. >> it's working for them. >> it works. get the crowd. not bad for a show. congratulations to them. we will be back with more "world news now" right after this. ♪ ♪ let me tell you about a very important phone call i made. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything.
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it alone. >> so, some boomers are doing what their grandchildren would do, they're looking for love online. here is abc's claire shipman. >> reporter: life includes new rituals for adrian, extra makeup, elegant jewelry and then tea, to calm 50-year-old nerves before a date. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: some one she met on match.com. >> all of a sudden you are on your own, single parenting. >> reporter: recently divorced, the poster child for the boomer trend. while divorce rates have been dropping among the 50 and up crowd. they have doubled, boomer women not satisfied with just okay. what gets the most clicks on the aarp website. the love and relationship forum today on the front page. >> they really want to know how to bolster, improve their sexual and emotional life. >> reporter: even 66-year-old ema with kids and grandkids nearby, job, it just wasn't
enough. >> i would come home at night, pull in the driveway, sit in the car. i didn't want to go in the house. i mean it's -- there was nobody there. >> reporter: she turned to the new terrain that her crowd now dominates. online dating for those 55 and older has jumped 39%. e emma was barely on perfectmatch.com. when someone caught her eye. >> i thought he looked like a nice person. >> i had been married, and the only woman i ever knew. i can use all the help i can get. >> reporter: terry estimates he read through 1,500 profiles until emma. >> i said you are the one. >> he did. >> first date. >> terry and emma are now engaged. >> i know how he feels the he has good days and bad days.
>> yeah. >> claire shipman, abc news, new jersey. >> oh. >> i love that. >> so good to see that. >> i love that. >> the woman in the piece, her daughter said i told her to call me when she got home. she didn't do. she didn't follow any rules or guidelines and she is still alive. i did write his license plate down. talking about the first time. >> my mother dates online. she met some one. i said the same thing. don't go to a public place. don't give personal information out. she is very happy. i love this. i think this is, this is what should be done. people are meant to be together. people get lonely. >> that's right. you have to ground your mom, that's it. be home on time. >> coming up next, celebrating country music's best. >> big winners and memorable moments at last night's cma awards. that's next. ♪ be stronger
>> that's really -- excellent. >> get a little country. all right, nashville was rocking wednesday for country music's biggest night. all the stars there for the 45th annual cma awards. >> and "world news now" music/media consultant, bruno joins us from miami with the good morning, bruno. >> good morning, sunny, rob. >> who were the big winners? >> taylor swift. won the biggest award of the night. entertainer of the year. husband and wife, blake and miranda lambert, best male and female voe lvoele ca vocals, a t
antebellum. >> when taylor was accepting the award. everybody thought kanye west could have bum rushed her. >> country music is popular. people don't understand how popular it is, is that right? >> we think country music is a red state phenomenon. it is the number one format in the country. over 1,300 stations play country music. biggest country market is not nashville, it's new york city. top selling c.d.s last year two country artists, lady antebellum and taylor swift won tonight. generates hundreds of millions a year. >> big business. a few acts that made you do a double take, right? >> absolutely. watching kenny loggins perform
footloose, blake shelton. country version of "footloose" takes a country twangy feel. lionel ritchie and darous rutger, hootie and the blowfish, having a tremendous career as country music. do a lionel ritchie song "stuck on you" was interesting. but these guys, kenny loggins and darous rutger and lionel ritchie are songwriters. pop music all about the beats. reaching an age they need to discover their songwriting roots and going to nashville and cutting country. >> lionel ritchie on the cmas. >> how did the host do, brad paisley and cary underwood. >> fourth year in a row. they're really hit thating thei stride. brad was taking digs at eddie
murphy bailing. he said he was available for oscar night. genuinely funny. carri ech carrie did a tremendous job, talked about justin bieber, car dashian -- kardashians, and get an a-plus. >> did end on a serious note, emotional moment towards the end of the show? >> yeah. >> most touching moment was a tribute to glen campbell. he announced he has alzheimers, released his final album. tremendous collection of new songs. on his farewell tour. very sad to see how glen is deteriorating in front of our eyes. talented singer/songwriter, 60s, 70s, nashville. tonight vince gill and brad paisley and keith urban, doing songs, galveston, probably the high light of the night. >> such a nice tribute. thank you for joining us. sound look a great night. >> yeah, thank you. >> we'll be right back, everybody.
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♪ baby you know you love me paparazzi ♪ ♪ but i won't stop until the boy is mine ♪ >> and just a second why they played lady gaga. >> yesterday, history was supposed to be made. in a way it was if they were trying to fail. big time. >> test of the nation's emergency broadcasting warning system didn't go as planned. what exactly happened? here is abc's ron claiborne. >> reporter: all across america, the countdown was on. >> the first-ever nationwide test of the emergency alert system. >> reporter: the government planned to send out a test alert to every radio and television station and cable system in the country. then, the big moment. at 2:00 eastern time, instead of a coordinated national warning,
this on hbo, the movie "night and day" went uninterrupted. some folks saw a warning picture but heard nothing. perhaps most bizarre all off any one watching directv saw the emergency alert displayed on the screen instead of the voice of the government official they heard this. lady gaga singing her hit paparazzi. the signal was to go to replay points in every state and cascade to radio and television stationsment although many stations did transmit the alert as planned clearly something, some where went badly awry. >> i'll take the criticism. i know people weren't happy. we need to test things to find out what works or doesn't work or we will never know the answers to fix the system and make sure it is ready when we need it. >> reporter: unlike civil defense warnings from the 1960s this alert is intended for the very rare national emergency. many people we spoke to said they would not have seen or heard it any way, because they
weren't watching television or listening to radio. the government plans to expand the alert system so people can sign up to get the warnings as text messages but that will now have to wait till they get this first step right. one person who heard lady gaga playing over the emergency alert said what should we do get up and dance in case of an emergen emergency. the fema and fcc were not amu amused. they said it served its purpose by pointing out the gaps in the alert system. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> a few gaps. >> is that hard? isn't it a beep? >> who knows goes into all that. a test. in the right direction. >> see, you see. how do you mess up the beep? we can do it here. >> "world news now" pulled it off. that's how w
this morning on "world news now" -- breaking news. penn state students angry about the dismissal of joe paterno now fill the streets in protest. >> the university's decision and the growing sex abuse scandal and cover-up lead to an emotional scene on campus. it's thursday, november 10th. good morning. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. joe paterno announced his retirement earlier in the day, not good enough for administrators who fired him last night. paterno and a top administrator were let go accused of not doing enough to expose sexual abuse cases involving an assistant coach. >> the head coach and university president both out of a job this morning. leading to an emotional scene on campus of penn state. we'll get to that. also in this half-hour, an abc news exclusive, one of the jurors in the conrad murray case reveals inside information. hear why the jury decided to
convict michael jackson's doctor. >> later this half-hour, taking justice into your own hands. a colorado woman angry after her bicycle was stolen did her own police work thanks to help from craigslist. >> interesting, funny story there. but first, we get details on that breaking news out of penn state. crowd of angry students voiced their support for joe paterno and their apparent anger at the news media. >> a pennsylvania tv station van was flipped over after penn state trustees fired paterno and the university president. abc's t.j. winick has the latest from the campus. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, for decades penn state known as gold standard for how an ethical college athletic department should be run. with the shocking scandal surrounding this university it has already forced out an iconic coach and the school's president. upon hearing the news, thousands of students crowded the streets of downtown state college, some
in tears, but most upbeat, showing their support for paterno. paterno a giant in the game of college football, said he would retire from his position as penn state's head coach after the season. but the board of trustees decided paterno should step down immediately. >> joe paterno is no longer the head football coach effective immediately. >> reporter: upon hearing the news, paterno said. >> i am out of it. but we'll go from here, okay. >> reporter: with scandals swirling around the university, president graham spanier was fired. >> effective immediately. dr. spanier is no longer president of the university. >> reporter: both men accused of not doing enough back in 2002 after a graduate assistant told paterno he saw sandusky allegedly abusing a boy in the team's showers. paterno told two members of the administration who failed to notify police. >> the terrible activities that
occurred and the terrible damage that was done really remains to be established. >> reporter: in their defense, graham spanier and joe paterno maintain they were never fully made aware of the seriousness of allegedly what happened in the locker room in 2002. rob, sunny? >> the defense they didn't know the nitty-gritty details. of what happened. that's why they didn't go to police. >> we'll see if that is true or not. but i think the bottom line is, everyone can agree that perhaps they just didn't do enough. perhaps under the law, yeah, they did enough. but they didn't do enough morally. i think that this is the right decision by the university. >> a lot of support out there. a lot of protest. students now from campus. overnight. the scene beginning to die down. twitter reports they're going to march to the football field. don't know where the thing will shake out. as we get closer today -- to day light. joe did release a statement. i am grateful to coaches, players, staff, a part of this program and to our fans and supporters. my family and i will be forever in your debt.
>> long career there. >> very long career to end. not the way you want to see a legendary career come to a close. but he is paying the price for such a heinous crime. >> right. >> we will keep an eye on that throughout the morning. the latest on "good morning america" with live reports from state college. we move to washington state where contradictions are surfacing in the case of a missing toddler, 2-year-old sky metalwala disappeared. his mother julia claims the car ran out of gas and she left the youngster in the car while she walked to get some help. she said the boy was gone when she came back. police say there was plenty of gas in that car. and they say the boy's mother has refused to take a lie detector test. >> tennessee teacher facing statutory rape charges after police say she had sex with at least 11 teenage boys. police launched an investigation when parents complained that 41-year-old cindy clifton, invited students to booze filled parties at her home. clifton, married mom, was released on bail and suspended
without pay. she is denying the charges. now to politics, and the gop presidential candidate debate last night focused heavily on the economy. wasn't much of a debate. candidates mostly united in their opinions about the nation's fiscal future. herman cain went virtually unchallenged about sexual harassment claims he has been dealing with. for the past week or so. in fact the audience in michigan actually booed when that issue was brought up. >> the american people deserve better than someone being tried in the court of public opinion, based on unfounded accusations. >> some are saying rick perry's campaign could be over. an embarrassing gaffe during the debate. led to that speculation. he said he would eliminate three federal departments. when he tried to list them he couldn't remember the third agency. he wanted to mention the energy department, a fact that he brought out after the debate. >> the market mayhem that started on wall street is rolling around the world.
all the major asian markets are sharply lower this morning. some losing over 4% of their value. all the blame being heaped on the unsettled political and financial situations in italy and greece and could make for a rough day on wall street where the dow lost nearly 400 points yesterday. >> the search is on once again this morning in eastern turkey following another strong earthquake there. the magnitude 5.7 quake is being blamed for at least seven deaths with dozens of people now reported missing. 25 buildings in one city were toppled. but only three buildings were occupied. the others were empty following the last month's major earthquake. >> western alaska recovering from one of the strongest storms in nearly four decades. the monster blizzard slammed the coastline with blinding snow, and the intensity of a hurricane. as abc's cecilia vega tells us, it is the latest in a string of extreme weather to hit the country. >> reporter: they're used to
storms in alaska but not like this. >> i couldn't get out of the building. wind was blowing so hard. so pretty wild and crazy. >> reporter: the epic storm is twice the size of texas. winds reaching nearly 90 miles an hour, as powerful as a hurricane tearing off roofs and blowing the snow sideways. >> we have an airplane. so my husband, you know he has got it quadruple tied down. >> reporter: meteorologists have their own word for the snow hurricane, a snowicane. but alaska is only the latest in ape series of freak weather events. recently once in a generation they are now coming ery month. a freak october snowstorm cripped the -- crippled the northeast, even canceling in halloween some parts. raging fires in september. in august, hurricane irene flooded new england. the country's second hottest summer on record. the driest ever in texas. even worse than the dust bowl years. and in april, a super outbreak of tornados in the southeast left 300 dead. there was not only the deadliest
day for tornados in recent history but also the costliest with more than $10 billion in damages. >> what's with all this severe devastating, punishing, early weather that we are seeing this winter? what we saw last summer? all right. some scientists attribute it to global warming or climate change. >> reporter: in alaska they're bracing for potential storm surge up to 9 feet. made even more dangerous because of the sea ice that usually formed along the coast by november isn't there yet this year. >> last winter really gave us a wild ride as you well remember. so this definitely might be a preview of coming attractions. >> cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> the whole global warming debate rages on. >> it's unbelievable. the weather has been unbelievable across the country. >> 2011. it's been nuts out there.
so we will see what is in store for this winter. fingers crossed it will not be as brutal as last time. >> thing it could be. >> your thursday forecast, everybody showers from the carolinas up to the coast of portland, maine. also some rain, detroit into the ohio valley. lingering snow showers in upper michigan. cooler in the midwest. also along the gulf coast. >> 64 in new orleans. 55 in baltimore. 61 in boston. 40s from kansas city to indianapolis. just 37 in fargo. 51 in albuquerque. 61 in colorado springs. well, now check out a video that is becoming a youtube sensation this morning. not surprising it does feature a couple animals. >> well, there is vring the dog and a rooster called stalin. despite the size difference, stalin is the more aggressive of the two. >> by the way, stalin does have a brother, lenin. the owner gave them the names. they really are a couple of dictators. clearly they are.
at exactly what happened inside that jury room. jim avila has an abc news exclusive. >> i think we really did our job. >> reporter: she is juror five, debbie franklin, the 4-year-old mother of two, a paralegal put in charge of ringing the buzzer that alerted the judge and world a verdict had been reached. >> our hearts were pounding to go out there. >> reporter: franklin the first and only juror to reveal what went on inside the jury room. in our exclusive interview she says while nearly all the jurors had decided on guilt during the first day of deliberations, not everyone was convinced that dr. murray was solely responsible for michael jackson's death. >> towards the end of the day we finally took a vote. it was not unanimous. and we talked a little more about it. let's think about it over the weekend. it was stressful. we did yelling. then we had to keep saying, nobody talk while this person is talking. raise your hand if you have something to say. >> reporter: it was not until monday morning that the majority was able to convince everyone that not only was conrad murray
negligent, his mistakes led directly to the killing of michael jackson. >> reporter: do you believe michael jackson would be alive today if it were not for dr. conrad murray? >> yes. absolutely. i believe he had issues. i believe he had addictions or dependence, he asked other doctors they said no. he was looking for some body to say yes. and nur -- conrad murray said yes. juror five says conrad murray is guilty for killing jackson for three reasons, not calling 911, not having medical backup equipment in the room and leaving his patient alone. >> when he came back, conrad murray said he was alive. he wasn't breathing but he had a pulse, he had the monitor on his finger. so at that point he was alive. according to conrad murray. if he would, we felt if he would have had the medical equipment there, if it was the airway that was blocked, he didn't have anything there. >> always fascinating to me what
goes on in the jury room those discussions are like. as a lawyer, you have to wonder too. >> i have served on a jury before i want to law school. i sort of know the inner workings. it is a fascinating experience. i remember as a prosecutor waiting for the jury to come back. it is a terrible feeling. >> nerve-racking. it's got to be. and where the judge remanded conrad murray, put him in cuffs, to walk hip out of courtroom and the juror in the exclusive said she had no regrets about seeing the doctor cuffed, she was that convinced of the role he played in michael's death. >> what i like is that they really got evidence. th gives me comfort in our jury system. they really, really got it. when you listen to that interview. >> why eddie murphy is refusing to host the oscars. >> why critics say dakota fanning's perfume ad stinks. next in "the skinny." critics say dakota fanning's perfume ad stinks. next in "the skinny."
the oscars. what is so upsetting about that he was one of the reasons why i wanted to watch the oscars. a big comeback. >> we were all looking forward to it. tight. >> we know burt ratner resigned. >> kind of forced out. >> he made terrible remarks. >> gay slur. >> murphy says i understand and support each party's decision with a change in producers. i was looking forward to being part of the show. i am sure the new production team and host will do an equally great job. now they put someone new in to produce. >> yes, actually the new person is brian grazer well known. received best picture nomination in 1995, for "apollo 13" and "frost-nixon" and the latest, "j. edgar. >> high profile, big producer guy. replaced the young, irreverent guy that would work with eddie. eddie backed out.
he was the producer he wanted to work on it. >> just worked together. >> eddie, i respect the decision, i'm not feeling this anymore. i'm out. >> who should host? >> jimmy kimmel. >> you take a different jimmy? >> jimmy falon. >> jimmy falon. have you seen the history of rap with justin timberlake? >> they're very good. let's move on. another baby daddy scandal. maybe. "star" magazine, reporting that this reality star -- laura belizzi, in "secrets in aspen" in 2010. she is saying, their friends, told "star" magazine she is pregnant and the baby's daddy is mel gibson. both the woman and mel are denying this. these are friend talking to "star" magazine. see how it plays out. rumors it is his baby. she is 4 months along. he doesn't want the news to go public. >> this would be his ninth child. women have to say away from mel gibson. >> a hateful but fertile man.
how about this? >> marc jacobs, dakota fanning, ad banned for being sexually provocative. >> little dakota in trouble. >> 17 years old. the ad, fanning, short skirt, holding the bottle of marc jacobs, you see it right there, marc jacobs perfume, the ad regulator deemed it sexually provocative. >> image of the flower. >> a little much. people would say it is artistic. >> okay. all right, anything to sell the ad, right. also, serious news, zsa zsa gabor apparently back in the hospital this morning, actually had a real bad couple months. has a feeding tube in her stomach, bleeding heavily. back in the hospital. certainly keep our eye on that. >> she is 94. >> been through a lot to be that up there in age. >> i am sure she is still fabulous. >> right there in the hospital room. zsa zsa. >> zsa zsa, keep you updated on that. stay tuned.
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♪ bicycle ♪ bicycle ♪ bicycle ♪ i want to ride my bicycle ♪ i want to ride my bicycle >> perfect song. because this is our what? there we go! you give it the double stamp. trying to kill that fly. our favorite story of the day. a story of love lost, then found, then stolen back. >> yes, in an odd series of events, a boulder, colorado, woman had her bike stolen. then she find it on craigslist, so she steals it back.
kmgh's marshal zellinger has more. >> reporter: here on pearl street, katherine lucas parked her bike at this rack. >> i locked it up. >> reporter: and then went inside the lazy dog to watch the game friday. >> came back out to get my bike to go home. and my bike wasn't there. >> reporter: she reported it stolen. then became her own detective. >> denver, bikes. >> reporter: katherine showed me how she searched craigslist hoping to find her thief selling her bike. >> then the red tape. only one water bottle holder. yeah, definitely my bike. >> reporter: she echt-mailed the seller, 18-year-old denzel crawford. denzel lives in this apartment building. according to the police report he told katherine to meet him by the pool. when she got here she asked to take the bike for a test ride then stole it back. >> i started riding it. i rode it to my car. threw it in my car and drove
away. >> reporter: was that your plan the whole time? >> no. >> reporter: she called police. crawford was arrested. >> they told me for future reference that i probably would not want to do that by myself. >> i admire her charisma on that one. >> same here. >> stole your bike back! >> i don't like my thieves. my bike was stolen when i was 8 years old. is that my bike? is that my bike? >> just me in central park. just feeding the birds. playing some chess. good afternoon, ladies. >> i like the gear, the whole look. >> little hat. >> nice, sharp. looks like my bike. >> sorry about that. it's my fall look. that's the news for this half-hour. we'll have much more from abc coming right up. stay with us.